November 29th, 2013
The 2014-15 Illinois Dream Fund Application will go live on Friday, December 20, 2013.
June 24th, 2013
We greatly appreciate you submitting your application to the Illinois Dream Fund this year. We anticipated 400-600 applications but when we extended our deadline to March 1, 2013, we received over 1,000 applications.
The selection committee will be doing a blind read of each applicant. It has been extremely difficult to select so many deserving students. We realize that the May 1st intent to enroll deadline is next week, however we are awaiting additional funding to award more applicants.
We are collaborating efforts with allies to obtain additional funding. We will announce our 2013-2014 Illinois Dream Fund recipients on June 7, 2013. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly via email or (312) 919-9411.
We thank you for your patience and understanding, we encourage you and allies to assist with in kind donations to assist in our reaching our goal.
Illinois Dream Fund Board
We are witnessing a period of extraordinary growth within the undocumented immigrant community. The world is constantly changing, and with that change, come great challenges and opportunities. Regardless of what lies ahead, we are certain of one thing; access to education for undocumented immigrants, is essential for the growth of Illinois and this nation.
Tomorrow’s leaders will need to be able to be great thinkers, possessing both wisdom and depth of understanding. And they must have a profound sensitivity to people’s needs and motivations. The Illinois Dream Fund Scholarship seeks to create access to financial resources to further this growth and development for the immigrant leaders of tomorrow. With the generous offerings of private donors and in-kind donations, the Illinois Dream Fund Scholarship provides scholarships to undocumented students, who are incoming freshmen or current undergraduates that possess at least a 2.5 GPA (on a 4 point scale).
Illinois Dream Fund